Table 4: Value per Ton of U.S. Freight Shipments by Transportation Mode: 2007

Table 4: Value per Ton of U.S. Freight Shipments by Transportation Mode: 2007

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Transportation mode Value
(million $)
Tons
(thousands)
Value per ton1 (current $/ton)
All modes
(includes multiple modes)
11,831,503 13,016,610 909
Single mode 9,554,880 12,087,756 790
Truck 8,363,657 8,957,687 934
Rail 387,567 1,928,530 201
Water 106,905 423,282 253
Air (includes truck and air) 209,611 3,525 59,464
Pipeline 487,140 774,732 629
Parcel, USPS, or courier 1,597,931 36,029 44,351

1 Value per ton is defined as the average worth in current dollars of one ton of freight. This measure is computed by dividing the total value by the tons of freight originated.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, 2007 Commodity Flow Survey, preliminary data table 1, December 2008.